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Federal officials probe plane crash that killed 3 at Upper Newport Bay

November 22, 2010 | 12:16 pm

A man wades into Upper Newport Bay to adjust a boom around a single-engine Beechcraft Muskateer airplane that crashed on Sunday night. At least three people died in the crash, which occurred about 5:45 p.m.

The Orange County coroner's office has released the names of the three victims from Sunday night’s plane crash.

Chuck Chambers, 58, a Palos Verdes real estate broker who owned the plane, Russell Urban, 63, and Sean Kelley, 44, were killed in the single-engine plane that crashed into the Back Bay.

Chambers, according to his website, www.chuckchambers.com, is survived by his wife, Leslie, and their daughter, Tracy, a Chapman University student.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are working with the plane's insurance company to extricate the 1968 Beechcraft Muskateer from the mud, according to Newport Beach Fire Division Chief Paul Matheis.

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-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot /Times Community News

Photo: A man wades into Upper Newport Bay to adjust a boom around a single-engine Beechcraft Muskateer airplane that crashed on Sunday night. Three people died in the crash, which occurred about 5:45 p.m. Credit: Kent Treptow | Daily Pilot

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